Don’t forget! If you have clipped box tops....please get them submitted before the end of the month! We are excited to share with you that not only are we accepting clipped box tops but also scanned ones as well!! Go here for more information: https://www.boxtops4education.com/ The money our school district receives from Box Tops goes directly to community events that are hosted at our schools. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our Box Tops program! More information will be posted soon about scanned box tops! #BrookwoodsBest
Reminder: No 4K Programming Tomorrow! 10/24/19
Don't forget! Tomorrow is a dress up day at both schools and there is no school on Friday! Happy Red Ribbon Week! BES: Be Brookwood! All for one and one for all – (Wear Brookwood spirit wear or blue and white). Research shows that when students feel they belong to a group, a basic need is being met. This need promotes better learning, positive social-emotional growth and higher achievements. BMS: What will your career journey be? Come dressed as your dream career! #BrookwoodsBest
The Blacklight Art Show is underway at the elementary school! We hope you all can take the time to stop by and visit our art room to check out the amazing artwork our elementary students have done! ￼Here’s a sneak peek!￼ #BrookwoodsBest
Miss Flood's class read a book called "The Kindness Quilt" by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace. The students in the story decided to perform acts of kindness for others in their home, neighborhood or community. They drew pictures and wrote about their kind acts and made their pictures into a kindness quilt. The students decided to have their own kindness challenge in Room 107. You can see their quilt hanging in their classroom window. Miss Flood’s class will be letting other classes know about true kindness challenge and challenge them to do the same. They can't wait to see how big their quilt grows! #BrookwoodsBest *see more pictures on Facebook!
Tomorrow, BMS will be having Katie Behl from the Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition come in to educate our students on various topics in regards to our Red Ribbon Week celebrations. Behl will be coming in to educate students by grade levels on topics such as alcohol, tobacco, vaping/e-cigarettes and refusal skills. We are excited to have Behl take time out of her day to come and share with us her expertise and have some deep discussion on various refusal skills ---ways to say no. We are fortunate to give our students experiences with professionals that are experts in their fields. #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! Wednesday is a dress up day at both schools! Happy Red Ribbon Week! BES: Unity Day - Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. (Wear Orange). https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp BMS: College Tour Day — dress in your favorite college colors. Guest Speaker: Katie Behl from the Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition will be coming to educate students on the topics of Alcohol, Tobacco, Vaping/E-Cigarettes, and Refusal Skills. #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! This week is our Red Ribbon celebratory week! Here is tomorrow’s events/dress up! BES: Mix it up at lunch day – As a way to teach tolerance, Brookwood Elementary School will be participating in the international Mix It Up at lunch Campaign. Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly—and harshly—drawn. So we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. Students will randomly draw a colored card from a box and will sit at the matching table. Meeting new students and possibly sparking new friendships. (Wear mix matched clothes). https://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up BMS: Dreaming of where your journey will take you! PJ Day #BrookwoodsBest
Students in our kindergarten and first grade classrooms have been working with Ms. Stanely on a multi-sensory approach to handwriting. Students learn proper letter formation through visual cues, verbal cues, and tactile practice. Our students make us #MustangProud with their hard work and progress! #BrookwoodsBest
Don't forget! Monday is a dress up day at both schools! Happy Red Ribbon Week! BES: Be your own super hero! You don't need a cape to be a hero, you just need to be kind. --Super Hero Day! BMS: Life's a Journey, Travel Drug Free--Tacky Tourist Day #BrookwoodsBest
See you in two hours at our Fall Fest Fundraiser at the middle school. It’s bound to be a great time with the trunk or treat, hay ride, chili cook off, fun run, inflatables, arts and crafts, dinner, raffle baskets and so much more!!!
At the elementary school, "Red Ribbon Week" will look a little different as we spend the week focusing on the building blocks of a healthy, drug free lifestyle - developing kindness/empathy, teaching tolerance, encouraging acceptance and inclusion and promoting positive character. October 21st – Be your own super hero – you don’t need a cape to be a hero, you just need to be kind. (Super hero day) October 22nd – Mix it up at lunch day – As a way to teach tolerance, Brookwood Elementary School will be participating in the international Mix It Up at lunch Campaign. Students consistently identify the cafeteria as a place in their school where divisions are clearly—and harshly—drawn. So we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. Students will randomly draw a colored card from a box and will sit at the matching table. Meeting new students and possibly sparking new friendships. (Wear mix matched clothes). https://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up October 23 – Unity Day - Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. (Wear Orange). https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp October 24th – Be Brookwood! All for one and one for all – (Wear Brookwood spirit wear or blue and white). Research shows that when students feel they belong to a group, a basic need is being met. This need promotes better learning, positive social-emotional growth and higher achievements. #BrookwoodsBest
Students in Mrs. Conrardy’s 4K class were engaged in four different focus areas during centers this week! The four centers included pumpkin investigation, building, and two dramatic play areas (kitchen and ice cream truck)! In the pumpkin investigation, students made observations while picking out seeds (using our fine motor skills) and playing in the pumpkin pulp. They learned about the different parts of a pumpkin (seeds, pulp, rind, and stem) and discussed how using our five senses is important during an investigation. In the other three centers, students engaged in social interaction. It is during this time that students learn to problem solve and resolve conflict all while pretending to cook or set a table and also build a structure while work at the ice cream truck. Students demonstrate understanding of rules during this time as well. Students work on taking turns, sharing and working together. These activities help to build a classroom community. #BrookwoodsBest
If you didn’t make it out to our first home girl’s basketball game....you missed out! Way to go, Brookwood! #BrookwoodsBest
Our Director of Pupil Services, Julia Garczynski, is excited to let our families know that Brookwood Schools is partnering with PSG to offer our students and families school-based mental health services. These services can benefit students who may be in need of additional support to work through social or emotional concerns. PSG staff members will be on site in our school buildings to provide counseling for individuals or families. In addition, PSG will be working with school staff to help them expand their strategies for working with students in their classrooms. All providers are licensed by the State of Wisconsin and are trained in Trauma Informed Care. Brookwood Schools are committed to removing barriers so that our students have every opportunity to have their needs met and to succeed in our community and beyond. Referrals can be made through our school counselors. If you are interested in your child receiving these services, please contact either Kalyn Obry (BMS) or April Fitzsimmons (BES). #BrookwoodsBest
How can you show kindness at school and at home? Remember to be the "I" in KIND! #BrookwoodsBest
Thank you to UW-Extension Walworth County for coming out to work with our staff on helping us become more aware of the issues of poverty. A special shout out to Amanda and Mary for spending the morning with us and running the simulation and a HUGE shout out to all of our volunteers that came out as well!! We are truly lucky to have the community members that we do. Poverty is prevalent all over the world and we are fortunate to get this opportunity as a staff to be a part of this poverty simulation to help us to dispel the myths of poverty and increase empathy and understanding. #BrookwoodsBest
Don’t forget! Students are not to report to school on Oct 14. This day is scheduled as a professional development day for staff. Enjoy the long weekend.
Happy School Board Week!! The School Board meets every third Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Brookwood Middle School Library. These are public meetings and your attendance is always welcome! This month is an exception: On October 28th, our Board will have their regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. and then their Annual Meeting to approve the budget and levy beginning at 6:30 p.m.. #BrookwoodsBest
Both of our Brookwood Schools are in search of volunteers for Thursday and Friday of next week while we host our Muffins with Mom event. On Thursday, we are looking for anyone who is available for muffin pick-up and also to set-up for the event at each school. On Friday, we are looking for anyone who is NOT a special guest for Muffins with Mom to help during the event. If you are interested in volunteering on one or both days, please use the links provided below to sign up. Any questions can be directed to Amanda Springer at firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CA8AE23A0FD0-muffins1 Friday volunteer link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CA8AE23A0FD0-muffins #BrookwoodsBest #GCJ2Events